I always want my skin to look its best, but even more so if I have an event coming up. Whether it’s a party, a date, or something else, there are go-to steps that I have to prep my skin for an event.
Stressing out about your skin is one of the worst things you can do. It is going to cause your skin to act up even more, so try your best to avoid the urge. So long as you have a few days notice prior to your event, you can follow these tips and get your skin looking its best!
Here are my tips for how to prep your skin for an event:
Drink lots of water
Drinking water benefits your skin in a variety of ways. Most importantly it helps to quench the skin and hydrate it. Not only that, but drinking water helps to flush out toxins, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it will also help you feel more awake. Drinking enough water is going to make your skin look fresh and bright! While you should make a habit of drinking enough water everyday, you’ll notice the benefits in just a few days.
Cut back on dairy
This one is hard for me, because cheese is one of my favourite foods. I notice such a difference in my skin though if I cut back or eliminate it from my diet completely which is why this tip is so important. Dairy causes inflammation in the skin, triggers acne, and dulls your complexion. Again, you will see the results of cutting back on dairy in just a few days. You don’t have to make this a permanent lifestyle change by any means, but it will improve the look of your skin.
Using a gentle exfoliator will slough off dead skin cells and give you a brighter looking complexion, which is ideal. It will also help clear up any texture issues you may have by making your skin feel super soft. My go-to is the Laura Mercier Face Polish*. The beads are really fine so it doesn’t irritate the skin but is still really effective.
Like drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep has a variety of benefits for your body (and skin) too. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night leading up to your event is going to reduce the look of dark circles, decrease puffiness, and it’s going to make your skin look brighter.
Treat yourself to a face mask
Using a face mask the morning of your event is a great way to de-stress and target any last minute skin issues you are dealing with. I recommend using a mask you have already tried before so you don’t encounter any allergic reactions you then have to deal with. My go-t0 mask for the morning of an event is the Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask*.
This mask comes in a packet that you massage for 20 seconds before applying it to the skin. It goes on as a cream and dries into a powder. Once it has a powdery finish, you rinse it off with warm water and pat the skin dry.
While I don’t have wrinkles that need smoothing, no mask has ever made my skin so smooth! It creates such a nice base to apply makeup on and makes my makeup last longer. It also reduces the appearance of pores, which is a main concern of mine, and it has a lifting effect on the skin.
What are some of your tips for getting event-ready skin?